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College of Arts & Sciences
Walker Institute


Russian and Eurasian Studies Minor

This minor requires a minimum of 18 credit hours from the categories listed below, which include 6 credit hours of the required courses and 12 credit hours from the elective courses. As a minor, Russian and Eurasian Studies offers an area-studies focus on the region extending from Central Europe, through Russia and the Caucasus, to Central and Northern Asia.

Courses with a check mark next to them are offered for the Fall Semester 2017


PREREQUISITES

Two years of college-level study (or equivalent level of mastery) of Russian or one of the other languages of the region. The prerequisite may be satisfied by successful completion of RUSS 202 or a placement examination arranged with the RES Director.

REQUIRED COURSES (3 HOURS)

Course

Title

Offered Fall 2017

RUSS 280

Introduction to Russian Civilization

 

HISTORY OR POLITICAL SCIENCE ELECTIVE (3 HOURS)

Course

Title

Offered Fall 2017

POLI 480

Politics and Government of Russia

 

ELECTIVES (12 HOURS)

Course

Title

Offered Fall 2017

FORL 398

Selected Topics

 

HIST 342

The Slavs in History

 

HIST 343

The Fall of the Eastern European Empire

 

HIST 344

Eastern Europe Since WWI

 

POLI 440

Russian Foreign Policy

 

POLI 480

Politics and Government of Russia

 

RUSS 319

Nineteenth-Century Russian Literature in Translation

RUSS 320

Twentieth-Century Russian Literature in Translation

 

RUSS 398

Topic: Contemporary Russian Culture Through Film

 

RUSS 598

Topic: Medieval Russian Culture

 

NOTE

-Students whose primary focus is a country other than Russia may petition the Director of Russian and Eurasian Studies to substitute a similar survey course on another region for RUSS 280 or the History or Political Elective.

-Students may substitute another course with substantial Russian or Eurasian studies content with the approval of the Director of Russian and Eurasian Studies.

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